Announcing the winners of our quarantine playwriting contest.

The Grand Theatre Digital Academy

Teen and Adult Improv

Maged Roushdi has been improvising in the Atlanta area since 2001 and has been with Dad’s Garage Theatre since 2016. As an ensemble member there he has worked on performing, teaching, and developing shows both at the theatre and around the Atlanta Improv community. He has had the opportunity to perform with a great deal of talented individuals including Colin Mochrie, Phil Lamarr, Amber Nash, Scott Adsit, Mark Meer, Joe Bill, Thomas Middleditch and more. 


7th-12th Grade: Teen Improv

This class will be taught through Zoom. 

Age Range: 7th-12th Grade

Zoom Class Meetings: Wednesdays from 6-7pm (9/23, 9/30, 10/7, 10/21, 10/28, 11/4)

Price: $100 per student for 6-week class with improviser Maged Roushdi


Adult Improv

This class will be taught through Zoom.

Age Range: 18+

Zoom Class Meetings: Wednesdays from 7-8pm (9/23, 9/30, 10/7, 10/21, 10/28, 11/4)

Price: $100 per student for 6-week class with improviser Maged Roushdi


Upcoming Classes

Please email kristym@thegrandtheatre.org if interested!

Elementary School

Kindergarten-2nd Grade: Adventure On

Explore topics of creativity and self-expression through storytelling and playing pretend. Just like your favorite Paw Patrol heroes, we’ll be exploring actor tools and skills to help build a foundation of performance… and build confidence along the way! This class will be taught through Zoom and will include a digital performance at the end.

Instructor: Ansley Lynn and other members of the Grand Theatre Education Team

Age Range: Kindergarten-2nd Grade

Price: $75 per student for 8-week class

Registration information coming soon!


3rd-5th Grade: Ghouls, Goblins, and the Grand

We’re diving into the fall headfirst with this spooky-themed class focused around building strong characters and storytelling. This class will include some writing activities and technical theatre elements. As we learn and play, we’ll also build self-confidence and awareness to help prepare for middle school consciousness. This class will be taught through Zoom and will include a digital performance at the end.

Instructor: Ansley Lynn and other members of the Grand Theatre Education Team

Age Range: 3rd-5th Grade

Price: $75 per student for 8-week class

Registration information coming soon!


Middle School

6th-8th Grade: Acting from Past to Present

Theatre performance as a long and rich history, and we’re going to use it to build better performers through this class. Starting from prehistoric theatre and moving all the way up to modern theatre, we’ll talk about how the theatre has changed and we’ll practice techniques that have evolved along the way. Students will gain a well-rounded understanding of the art form, and will have a lot of fun along the way! This class will be taught through Zoom and will include a digital performance at the end.

Instructor: Sydney Shultz and other members of the Grand Theatre Education Team

Age Range: 6th-8th Grade

Price: $75 per student for 8-week class

Registration information coming soon!


High School

9th-12th Grade: Beyond Performance

This unique class will help prepare performers for what comes next: from audition prep to self-taping and resumes, students will learn how to present their best self while trying to get roles. Those enrolled will come away from this class with an audition book of their own and other materials to help them moving forward. All of these training exercises will occur through Zoom and will include a digital performance at the end.

Instructor: Sydney Shultz and other members of the Grand Theatre Education Team

Age Range: 9th-12th Grade

Price: $75 per student for 8-week class

Registration information coming soon!


9th-12th Grade: Acting through the -Isms

Like with anything else, there are oodles of philosophies on what makes ‘good theatre.’ Through the course of this 8-week class, our teen actors will explore thirteen -isms of performance in a historical sense while also engaging in each of them as actors. All of these training exercises will occur through Zoom and will include a digital performance at the end.

Age Range: 9th-12th Grade

Price: $75 per student for 8-week class